I know why the caged bird sings (Intro (why did you select this poem? (I…
I know why the caged bird sings
what is your first impression of the poem?do you like it?why or why not?
what is the poem about?(what is the theme subject of the poem?
do you think the poem has a purpose? what do you think it is? what do others (experts) think it is?
tone: do you think the author has a positive or negative attitude toward the subject?(or a different feeling toward the subject of the poem?)explain
why did you select this poem?
I choses this poem because the title attracted my attention
what does the title tell you about the poem?
does the author write about a person or event from history? explain
does the author write about about certain things from the past?
when was the poem written and or/ published (year)?
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was written in 1969 by Maya Angelou.
what do you know about that time period?
where was the poet living and what was he/she doing (working, going to school ,etc) at that time? (history about the poet)
do you think what was going on during that time period had anything to do with this poem?explain
are there any division in the poem?(spacing of lines, words, or letters: separate stanza)
does the poem rhyme?
if yes, how (every line, every other line, etc) does it follow a particular rhyme scheme? if so explain
how does the form of the poem contribute to the meaning of it?(for example, does the rhyming contribute, or lack of a rhyme contribute to the meaning or the imagery?
what is the mood of the poem? is it happy, sad, remorseful, reminiscent, etc? which words contribute to the overall mood?
figurative language: does the poem use any comparisons of things using the words "like" or "as" (similes)?
the poem doesn't have any simile
does the poem compare things without using like or as (metaphor)?
does the poem give non-human things human characteristics? (personification)
ask yourself "so what?" about the poem what is the point of it? why do you think the author wrote it?
after researching and analyzing the poem, has your opinion of the poem changed at all? if so, how? not, why not?
do you think your classmates would like this poem?why or why not?
why is this poem relevant today?(importance\ impact)
how will this poem be relevant in the future ?
how does this poem inspire readers?